What is meant by "Inner Greatness"?
There is greatness in all of us.
1. The Therapist may be the only person to point out a client's greatness.
2. We are quick to point out faults or weaknesses in ourselves and others, but fail to point out the greatness.
3. A client's greatness may be sleeping, the Therapist awakens the client to their own potential.
4. After many years of wrestling with my "life purpose", I as a Therapist decided to let go of the burden it imposed and began simply "to be great". Greatness without the ego.
What can blind the client to their own greatness?
1. False modesty, or a sense of inadequacy.
2. Confusion about the term or how to do it. Sometimes the client will put legacy in front of greatness, not realizing that legacy is a by-product of greatness.
3. Family expectations that they be "normal", not great.
What are the general truths about Greatness?
1. Greatness is a natural state.
2. Anyone can enter this state.
3. A Therapist is often the catalyst for this experience.
4. Greatness affords a lifetime of achievement.
5. We are all at a certain level of greatness already.
Take on the impossible
Moving towards living our fullest potential - asking the client for much higher standards.
1. Ask them to perfect something.
2. Invite them to take on the "impossible".
3. Be great yourself and invite them to join you.
1. When a person has higher standards they feel proud of themselves.
2. These higher standards refer to the individual rather than to the outcome.
3. If you notice your client doing sloppy work, or making a half-hearted attempt, challenge them to set their standards higher.
4. Questions which will provoke your client to set higher standards:
a. How high do your standards need to be before you can feel proud of yourself?
b. Is it time to raise your standards in this area?
c. If you raise your standards wouldn't that solve your problem?
d. What standard, if raised, would solve that problem forever?
Increase clients awareness - ask for "absence of" something.
1. Introduce the Paths of Development
2. Introduce the concept of Greatness.
3. Absence being small.
1. Ask the client to let go of those things which are holding them down: distractions, over-complicated life, overly committed, lack of boundaries, etc.
2. Help the client raise their awareness about what's holding them back.
3. Questions to help a client become more aware of this issue:
a. We're built to be great, what's holding you down?
b. What's in the way, what's the block?
c. What is distracting you?
d. What's holding you back?
e. What's important to you, but that is fundamentally keeping you from greatness?
The process of purification.
You will learn what is operating in your body, mind and spirit is subconsciously holding you to trauma responses. You will be shown how to employ the same trinity to reconnect with the good life you were born to have before anything bad happened to you. You can get past the past.
You don't have to re-live your trauma or be constantly triggered by it.
Develop insights such as:
- Learning to recognize triggers and gain self-regulation.
- Guided imagery, creative and curative visualization and grounding exercises.
- Brief neuroscience education to help you understand and recondition physiologic responses.
- Breaking the cycle of reenactment, re-victimization and rescuing behavior. How to find true trust.
- Forgiveness and vengeance in the context of your trauma.
- Cleansing of guilt, shame and blame.
- Dealing with flashbacks, flooding, numbing and nightmares.
- Learning resilience and gaining neuroplasticity through creative expression.
- Spiritual and emotional healing.